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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 18–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and political context in Egypt in the 1950s and the early 1960s under the governorship of the charismatic ruler Gamal Abdel Nasser, and as influenced by the global Cold War era. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013 MAN’S CONQUEST of NATURE Al-Gazzar, Sartre, and Nasser’s...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tiffany M. Gill Perhaps no aspect of black women’s corporality is more contested and debated than their hair. Social-media personalities of the self-described natural-hair community mediate complex and often contentious conversations about black women’s bodies and lives in the twenty-first century...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 192–201.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Gerard Aching In response to demands from French Communist Party officials for surrealists to define the nature of their relationship to communism, André Breton published Legitimate Defense (1926), a pamphlet in which he described surrealism’s ideological and political stance and identified some...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and interpreting art by diasporic communities and, ultimately, expose the complicated nature of expressing and recognizing racial difference in American identity. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 African diaspora African art history Houston Conwill conceptualism identity FEEDBACK Between...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... emanate from the icons as cosmic rays or halos. The harmony and unity in Gatson’s work empowers us to think of a brighter future, one that accepts and scrutinizes the past. Vigorous power lines—the meeting of two forces opposed to each other by their very nature, formally and conceptually—guide the viewer...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 114–126.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... DeSouza’s World Series (2011), inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series (1941), suggests bodily movement within a matrix of geopolitical, state-controlled, and natural environments, while referencing historical precedents such as Columbus. Evans’s series Please Do Not Bend (2015–16) is a touching...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 8–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Eddie Chambers This article discusses the changing nature of art history when it comes to black British artists and suggests that such history has perhaps moved away from existing to instead correcting or addressing the systemic absences of such artists from British art. This is typified by Rasheed...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 40–54.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., almost all wars have been of a territorial nature. Territories tend toward uniformity and universalization. He contrasts this worldview with reflections on oceanic thinking, which perceives bodies of water such as the Mediterranean as mediators between continents as well as between opposing worldviews...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and the devastating impact of human exploitation of nature—elegies to present and coming catastrophes. © 2020 by Nka Publications 2020 Penny Siopis antiapartheid art postapartheid trauma art ink and wood glue painting She Breathes Water South Africa Journal of Contemporary African Art 47...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
... (2004), and Suburbia (2005–7), respectively—they instead present spaces seemingly for any body, black or otherwise, within contexts that signify black lives, histories, and experiences. The works affirm that the nature of blackness is not a given, while they demonstrate ways in which it has come...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the public a unique experience by bringing together the conventional structures of a museum with Gaba’s unconventional and playful structures, which question the nature of the museum and change the Western viewer’s perception of African art. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2014...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (27): 118–119.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Vanessa Rocco Steve McQueen’s Giardini , a ravishing half-hour dual projection, comprises vignettes recorded around the national pavilions that are the principal organizing spaces of the Venice Biennale. Fluctuating among images of serene nature and images of trash, piles of building materials...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (28): 48–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
... revisiting the modernist avant-garde and the early years of cinema. These interests are brought together in his designs for Shostakovich’s opera The Nose , at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Kentridge began in the theater and is now returning to it more often; how is theatricalization changing the nature...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 110–117.
Published: 01 November 2011
... an opportunity that liberated midcentury New York artists from naturalism and the shadows of European hegemony, Lewis may have found a liberation of his own in the abstraction and formalism that Gallagher now deftly manipulates. Gallagher’s work suggests a new aesthetic code that subverts the black subject...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to protect the Arctic landscape, wildlife, and indigenous peoples from unchecked industrialization but also about territorial expansion and the mining of natural resources. Moreover, this straightforward imperial rivalry for the Arctic resources that were once off-limits recalls earlier struggles for power...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 114–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Brendan Wattenberg In this conversation Brendan Wattenberg and Grace Ndiritu discuss several of Ndiritu’s videos, in particular The Nightingale , Natural Disasters , and Journey’s North . They talk about Ndiritu’s filmmaking practice, the concept of self-portraiture, shamanic journeying...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., these tensions fuel her creative work on the musical stage and also in the realm of fashion and style; they become a way of naturalizing the oddness and radicality of her liberating and liberatory rhetoric concerning racial stereotypes, gender norms, class assumptions, and perceptions of sexuality. Examining...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... This changes the public imaginary version of Nanny, who was thought to have been well into her sixties when she battled the British colonists. Cox’s depictions of Nanny in various staged tableaus draw attention to the multifaceted nature of this little-known female figure and remind viewers of the legacy...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 168–170.
Published: 01 May 2009
... gardens brought to his mind familiar signature imagery in this nature The Musee du Quai Branly Versailles and the highly controlled show. His tableaux of headless man• garden is made up of plants not indige• character of French gardens...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 100–109.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the evoca- forces, and an overt and conscious identification tive nature of abstraction and emotional fidelity to between the physical environment and his cultural the image. In an interview with Lizzetta LeFalle-­ identity. Mayhew believes that it is in his nature...